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David A. Howe Public Library Wireless Network Access

1.     Your wireless network card will automatically sense a signal to log on to our wireless network.

2.     Open your web browser. Check the box by I have read and agree to the Computer and Internet Policy..

3.     Click the Continue button.

 

Wireless access is available in the Reference and Reading Rooms during regular library hours. By choosing to use this free Internet service, you agree to abide by the Library’s Computer And Internet Use Policies.

PUBLIC ACCESS COMPUTER AND INTERNET SAFETY POLICIES

The David A. Howe Public Library has personal computers, including Internet access, for patron research and educational purposes. Patrons agree to use the computers and the Internet in a responsible, efficient, ethical, and legal manner. Users are responsible for verifying the validity and quality of information found, and are advised that all transmissions (including e-mail) are not secure or private. Use outside these guidelines may result in loss of privileges.

  • Adult card holders in good standing may use computers and the Internet in the Adult Section.
     
  • Patrons must sign in and out at the desk, leaving their cards during computer use. Users are limited to 2 hours of computer use per day. Staff reserves the right to limit users’ time during periods of high demand. Users may reserve a 1-hour time slot per day in person or by phone up to 1 week in advance. Computers will be held for 5 minutes only into scheduled reservations.
     
  • Staff will help users to sign in at the main desk, will log users into the computer, and will assist users in getting started and using tutorials. Manuals and tutorial software may be signed out at the main desk.
     
  • Users may bring in compatible floppy disks or purchase them at the desk. Patrons may not install, delete, or modify library hardware or software. Users are asked to leave all settings as they found them, close all windows and return to the desktop after use.
     
  • Patrons must pay by the page for all documents that they print. Users are advised to ask for assistance if they are new to printing or if they experience print delays.
     
  • Adult users in the Adult Section are liable for any damage that they or their children may cause.
     
  • In the Adult Section, no more than 2 adult card holders may use one computer at one time. Users are asked to be considerate of others with regard to conversational and software program noise levels.
     
  • Juvenile card holders are restricted to use in the Children’s Section when a staff member is present after they and their parents have signed the Children’s Computer Guidelines form. Parents/legal guardians are responsible for any damage they or their children cause. Children may accompany adult computer users in the adult section.
     
  • The library makes information about Internet safety and child-appropriate sites readily available to all users in Web Guides and provides links to children’s websites in the Children’s Section.

In addition, while using the wireless connection, you acknowledge that

  • You understand that the use is at your own risk and that the Library is not responsible for any damage that may occur to your computer while connected to the David A. Howe Public Library network.
     
  • The Library's wireless network is not secure. Information sent from or to your laptop can be captured by anyone else with a wireless device and the appropriate software.
     
  • The Library’s Internet connection, including its wireless connection, is filtered to comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act.
     
  • Library staff is able to provide limited technical assistance. No guarantee can be provided that you will be able to make a wireless connection. Ask at the main desk for our WiFi brochure with troubleshooting strategies.
     
  • The Library assumes no responsibility for the safety of equipment or for laptop configurations, security, or data files resulting from connection to the Library's network. You are also responsible for the physical security of your computer or portable device. Never leave it unattended at any time while you are in the library.
     
  • Ask desk staff about printing on the David A. Howe Public Library wireless network.

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David A. Howe Public Library
155 N. Main St.
Wellsville, NY 14895
Phone (585) 593-3410
Fax (585) 593-4726
Email Wellsville@stls.org
http://www.davidahowelibrary.org

 

Updated 08/20/2012

David A. Howe Public Library, 155 N. Main St., Wellsville, NY 14895
Phone: 585-593-3410   Fax: 585-593-4176   Email:
wellsville@stls.org